Water is essential to life and is a valuable natural resource in the Northern Territory.
- Bore construction
Information on bore construction, including siting a bore, parts of a bore and a list of NT licensed bore drillers.
- Water drilling licences
Water drilling licence classes and responsibilities, GPS coordinates for bores and statements of bore.
- Apply for permit to construct dam or alter waterway
When and how to get a permit to construct a dam or alter construction works within a waterway.
- Apply, renew or upgrade a water drilling licence
Information on how to apply, renew or upgrade your water drilling licence in the Northern Territory.
- Apply for a bore work permit
How to apply for a bore work permit in the Northern Territory.
- Contact Water Resources
Contact details for the Water Resources regional offices in Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs.
- Flooding: riverine and storm surge
Information on riverine flooding and storm surge after cyclones in the Northern Territory.
Groundwater information and data, climate and the types of aquifers in the Northern Territory.
- Surface water
Climatic zones, drainage divisions and Northern Territory surface water use and data.
- Water control districts
Maps and information for the water control districts in the Northern Territory.
- Beneficial water use
Information on water quality and beneficial use declarations including the nine use categories and where beneficial uses have been declared.
- Appeal a water licence decision
How to submit an appeal to review a water licence application decision.
- Water extraction licences
Responsibilities of water extraction licence holders and information on water meters, water trading, moving properties and advertising licence applications.
- Apply for water extraction licence
When and how to apply for a licence to take or use surface water or groundwater.
- Approved water extraction licences
List of approved groundwater and surface water extraction licences in the Northern Territory.
- Water meter reading form
If you have a water extraction licence in the Northern Territory you need to submit monthly water meter readings.
- How to manage private water supplies
Guidelines for businesses and community facilities that use private water supplies such as bores or rainwater tanks.
- Private water supply testing
Getting your private water supply tested, including water from bores and rainwater tanks.
- Public health guidelines for swimming pool operators
Guidelines to make sure your aquatic facility is safe for use by the public.
- Rainwater tanks
How to maintain your rainwater tank and make sure that water is safe and drinkable.